A Bit of Blue-Collar Reality

Good video: Jimmy Dore presents and comments on what a Virginia man organizing his community to fight for a fair minimum wage had to say about the struggles his community has faced in the era of neoliberalism and corporate policy that has decimated wages.

(Note: if the video to which this article links gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hillary’s Loss Makes Perfect Sense After Hearing This Man Speak”)

A Real Clear Analysis of our World Crisis, American Turmoil, and Trump’s Election

This is a very deep and coolheaded analysis people on many sides of the political spectrum may appreciate.

(Note: if the video to which this article links gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Global Empire: The Trump Effect”)

Summary of Tariq Ali’s November 9, 2016, speech linked to above (mostly taken word for word):

The conditions of everyday life for working people, the poor and others, are such that they are becoming completely alienated from the system. Racism and misogyny have always existed in the U.S., but it doesn’t explain on its own how layers of the population, incl. large numbers of white workers who voted for Obama, refused to vote for Clinton. Continue reading